John Ellicott

(1703—1772) watchmaker and scientist

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Charles John Ellicott (1819—1905) bishop of Gloucester


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John Ellicott died in London. He was a well-known clockmaker and watchmaker, serving as clockmaker to George III. He conducted a number of experiments inquiring into the laws of physics and motions, and wrote several papers on these; he also wrote on astronomy and the motion of the moon, and published an important paper on electricity.

From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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